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    42 comments  ·  After Effects » Compositing & effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We're very excited to announce that Selectable Track Mattes are now available in the public beta builds! Selectable Track Mattes work just like parenting, allowing you to pick any layer in your composition, no matter where it sits in the layer stack, as a Track Matte source for any other layer.

    You'll need to update to version 23.0 build 8 or later to try it out. Learn more here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta-discussions/feature-focus-selectable-track-matte-layers-have-arrived/td-p/13110013

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    OMG this is one of the most amazing updates ever!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!
    WE will NEVER have to use the ridiculously unpredictable "Set Matte" effect ever again!

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    GPU or multi-core processing for this would be amazing! I know it's doing a lot of calculations, but it's currently SO slow.

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    All,


    first of all I wanted to thank everyone for making this a productive conversation over the last couple of days.


    As several people responded to my comment about keeping the tone civilised, I need to dwell on that for a minute. Please hear me out, this is important to everyone on my crew and I hope it will be to you.


    Saying that we shouldn't be surprised when things get heated is very problematic in my opinion. How do you expect a junior person on my team to respond to a technical question when it is combined with something that can easily be described as hate speech? How do you think we can actually come together on actual issues when there's already the assumption that we're a big faceless corporation, not even listening to our customers?


    People on my team have received threats. I've been there over the years,…

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    I also agree, Andrew and Scott. If this is indicative of the direction Adobe is heading (forget the pros, let's focus on YouTubers!) then Resolve might be the way forward for me, having used Premiere ever since Apple expressed its hatred for the pro community when it replaced Macromedia FCP in 2011 with iMovie (FCP X or whatever they called it).

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    "I'll restate that we have enough evidence through enough channels to know the new design is a great step forward for most of our base and even better for those getting started."

    I find that very hard to believe, if you have a quick scroll through not just the comments in this thread, but the many, many others in this forum also complaining about this awful downgrade, you'll see that it is universally hated. I'd be interested to see some real evidence of anyone actually liking this dreadful abomination. Again - the old interface worked perfectly, for everyone. The new one might - at a stretch - possibly be deemed "just about acceptable" by brand new users, who have never experienced the sheer simplicity of the previous, intuitive, lovely interface.

    Just a few of the many, many examples of people being sufficiently motivated to put their hatred of this thing into words:
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45057511-give-us-option-to-choose-whether-we-d-like-to-use
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45063538-new-exporter-new-project-ui-s-are-a-downgrade-l
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45118717-new-export-page-lots-of-problems-sorry
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45110806-the-new-export-window-stolen-badly-right-out-of
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45077830-get-rid-of-the-awful-new-interface-that-came-with
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45022801-revert-to-12-2-export-settings-window
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45160411-the-new-export-window-for-premiere-is-inefficien
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45093553-revert-exporter-on-premiere-pro
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/45072190-rollback-ui-change

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    Before I go on and on, a quick message:
    Adobe, THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE PREVIOUS EXPORT SYSTEM, AND THE NEW ONE IS ABYSMAL. EVERYBODY HATES IT.

    I endured this hopeless, broken, unintuitive and, above all, pointless piece of junk throughout its unfortunate birth during the Beta program. I objected in the strongest possible terms at every stage of this disgusting monstrosity's horrendously misjudged development. THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE PREVIOUS WORKFLOW. Adobe, if you want to "fix stuff", why not actually FIX STUFF rather than break a perfectly good workflow, with some of the worst UI/UX design ever vomited into an application.

    For the users who are only just seeing this freakishly disgusting, amateurish example of The Worst Programmers And Designers Ever At Work, you will, eventually, get used to it - in the same way that you might get used to living next to a railway track or slaughterhouse. It is utterly terrible, but if you distance yourself far enough from anything nice (eg. the previous export system), you'll just accept that your life has degenerated into a pit of despair, with no hope of anything ever improving, and you'll accept this is just "how things are" and eventually forget about the good times. Thanks, Adobe.

    ...but maybe out of interest: If anyone at Adobe has access to an older version of PPro, just bring up that old-style export box, and allow that warm glow of "how things used to be so much better" wash over you - not that you deserve it - and wonder who decided to ruin it all, with this unfathomably stupid waste of time export workflow. I trust whoever devised this export workflaw* has been unceremoniously sacked, for showing such contempt for PPro's users? I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping that the creator of this clusterfuck is never ever allowed to stick their extreme dim-wittedness into any area of software development/design again.

    *That was deliberate.

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    It took me a LOOONG time to learn that "Set to Frame Size" actually means "Scale to Frame Size" and "Scale to Frame Size" is just something weird to be avoided.

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    Making the right-click menu (it's NOT a contextual menu) more contextual would also help here: Currently, right-clicking on an item in the Project Panel brings up a huge menu, regardless of whether you click on the item's name or the item's label swatch. I suggest that right-clicking on the label swatch should bring up just the label options, exactly like in After Effects. I'm on PPro 22.6.0x32.

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    There really is NO POINT in having guides if the mask points don't snap to them!

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    Huh. I just posted an idea exactly like this...then saw you'd already suggested it! I agree, now that 4K and higher resolution screens are commonplace, the Poster Frame/Thumbnail in the Project Panel is often really small. It'd be nice to be able to right-click it (or use a new option in the little Project menu, underneath Thumbnail Transparency Grid maybe) and set it to a larger size.

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    Thanks Ruslan - that's perfect!

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    Paul Roper commented  · 

    I have been moaning about this god-awful export atrocity for months (in the Beta version) to no avail. It is a major step backwards in EVERY way (more mouse clicks to achieve the same thing) and offers absolutely NO advantages over the previous, FAR superior workflow. It would be heroic of Adobe to admit this is a terrible mistake, and go back to the wonderful, simple, quick, efficient export system we all loved and had NO problems with. Why "fix" something that's not broken?!

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